In case you somehow haven’t heard, Meryl Streep has officially joined the cast of Big Little Lies Season 2. This is a big deal because Big Little Lies is wonderful and Meryl Streep is wonderful and everyone on that show is badass and talented and I’m starting to get out of breath.
While the show worked seamlessly in Season 1, I think the introduction of a new character (played by a brilliant actress) could add an interesting dynamic. Obviously something new and dramatic is bound to happen in the beautiful yet sinister Monterey.
While we’re at it, here are five more actresses that I think would be a beneficial contribution to the hit mystery series.
My first thought on this is that she’s beautiful, which is pretty much a prerequisite to star on Big Little Lies. However, the actress seriously proved her range as the protagonist in I, Tonya, which earned her an Oscar nomination. I picture her as a glamorous lawyer on the main ladies’ side who ends up stealing someone’s man.
Millie Bobby Brown
There are a lot of kids on the show, and they are often a source of the drama. Why not add in everyone’s favorite child star du jour, Millie Bobby Brown? Her work as Eleven on Stranger Things is seriously impressive, and she has poise and grace well beyond her years. I also really want a Reese Witherspoon-Millie Bobby Brown selfie. Their schedules might conflict, but I bet they could figure something out. I picture her as a middle school girl who stirs up trouble.
Taraji P. Henson
Anyone who has seen Empire knows that Henson is the absolute queen of mysteriously showing up and causing drama. She would add even more drama to the show, and definitely bring some seriously awesome fashion to the series. I picture her as a friend of whomever Meryl is going to play.
Her recent teaming up with Octavia Spencer to get a higher salary for her costar inspired me, and shows me she’d fit in well with these powerful women (Witherspoon reportedly got everyone a pretty sweet pay raise). Also, I just saw her in Molly’s Game, so I know she can work playing a sexy and questionable character. I picture her as Celeste’s (Nicole Kidman) estranged sister.
Idk, I just miss her! I think she’d be a great grandmother.